The Refugee Project – Displacement Visualized Like You’ve Never Seen Before

We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.  In a world where nearly 1 person is forcibly displaced every two seconds because of conflict or persecution, it can be difficult to comprehend the sheer size and scale of the global refugee crisis around the world.

The Refugee Project by Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma, visualizes UNHCR refugee data and UN population data to tell the stories of refugee movements from 1975 to 2017. UNHCR provided access to over 50 years of refugee migration data, their complete digital archive of published refugee stories and original photography. The site is an amazing interactive tool created to increase awareness about the plight of millions of people just like you who have had no choice but to flee their homes.

For every year, you can choose whether to view the map from the perspective of the origin countries which refugees have left or the asulym countries who have taken the refugees in.  Click on a specific country, to directly access articles and stories to learn about their refugee history.  Listen, learn and keep the refugee community in your hearts and minds this holiday season.

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